Continuity is the limiting factor in shared universe stories. Over a period of decades, comic authors and fans have struggled to maintain a single ongoing narrative told by dozens of different collaborators. Before finally adopting Hypertime and insisting that it's all canon, Marvel adopted the No-Prize, sending an empty envelope to anyone who could explain why Spider-Man complains about his empty bank account in one issue, and then splurging on a pizza in the next.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has another opportunity: post-production editing. For fans who noticed a difference between the Statue of Liberty in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Ms. Marvel, that tool was on display.
We can now see that Marvel has brought together the two teen heroes' worlds thanks to a curious Twitter user Ms. Marvel UK. The Ms. Marvel episode opening and credits have been changed to give the Statue the same copper color from No Way Home.
Fans of Avengers: Infinity War are well-versed with digital trickery in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But in the final cut, Bruce Banner fought among his comrades as "the other guy" healed his bruised ego after being stomped by the Mad Titan.
No longer is this the first time Marvel has to deal with a continuity flaw. First, Larua Haddock played Meredith Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Most significantly, Gemma Chan played Kree soldier Minn-Erva in the Avengers' Battle of New York before returning to the movie's present-day, seven years later.
Marvel hasn't digitally altered these issues in order to ensure a clearer continuity, nor is it clear that they should. Star Wars enthusiasts who are still irritated by Hayden Christensen's inclusion in Return of the Jedi can tell you that consistency is not necessarily the king. And no one would argue that Spielberg's "no guns" version of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is the greatest move.
MCU fans may have to do what comic fans have done for years and make up their own arguments or accept that a good story isn't necessarily a consistent story.